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It's Race Weekend & You're Invited To Meet Legendary Triathlete Michellie Jones



Need a little extra inspiration? Come meet professional, legendary triathlete Michellie Jones.


Jones' career has spanned over 20 years, and she has been called the best triathlete in the world. She won the Silver Medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the inaugural triathlon competition, finishing just 2 seconds behind the Gold Medalist.  Her career highlights include the 2006 Ironman World Championship, 2x ITU World Champion, 2x ITU World Cup Champion, XTerra World Champion, 3x Ironman Champion, 12 ITU World Cup Victories, 8 ITU World Championship Medals, 8x Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Champion, 7x Chicago Triathlon Champion, 7x St. Anthony's Triathlon Champion, 10x San Diego International Triathlon. 7x Triathlete Magazine Triathlete of the year, and she has had over 175 career victories.

Even after all her career highlights, Michellie can't wait to experience the empowering aura that surrounds the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon.

Jones will hold a forum discussion moderated by TriColumbia Founder, President and CEO, Robert "Vigo" Vigorito.  She will be there to discuss her life as a professional triathlete, and will offer tips and suggestions to participants. There will be a question and answer session, and an opportunity to get autographs.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1 PM after the noon course talk
Where:  Sheraton Columbia Town Center in "The Grove" (weather permitting)


Celebrate Life!

Robert Vigorito, Founder/CEO, USAT Certified Level 2 Race Director

Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director  & The TriColumbia Team 


P.S. If you're looking for yet another Iron Girl challenge, registration for the 2012 Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon on September 9, 2012 is open -  and you can sign up at a discount!  Just enter coupon code "IRONGIRLFAN" when registering and receive $20 off your individual entry fee.    


event_schedule2012 Event Schedule
April 29, 2012 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center
In addition to an awesome inaugural medal, Iron Girl 1/2 Marathon finishers recieved a bracelet with a special commemorative sterling silver Iron Girl 13.1 bead.

May 20, 2012 - Columbia Triathlon

June 3, 2012 - Blackwater Duathlon - USAT National Long Course Duathlon Championship  


June 10, 2012 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & AquaVelo 
**The EagleMan 2012 Aqua Velo has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2012 Regional Championship.

June 24, 2012 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon benefiting MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network.

July 22, 2012 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon 

August 19, 2012 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon -
Registration is closed - CTA Community Slot are no longer available.

September 9, 2012 - Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - Registration is open

September 29, 2012 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon, Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, Aquabike & Bugeye Classic (intermediate distance) - Registration is open.

** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2012 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship and was named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6"


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